Material contribuído por Masaji
After Bryce’s dad, Tameo Kanbara, was released from the prisoner of war camp in 1946, there were only two choices: move east of the Rocky Mountains or to war-torn Japan.
The intent of this series to look a little more closely at the Nikkei community from a cultural perspective that is not often heard from in the larger dialogue.
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Hearing Joomi’s story reminded me of my own restless feelings growing up yearning to melt into the Canadian mainstream, to be embarrassed to tell people my Japanese middle name, Masaji, to somehow erase the reasons for the laughing finger pointing and vicious name calling. There wasn ...
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 1999. Since it was written, the situation of Koreans in Japan has changed, but since many issues persist today, we thought this was still important to share.
After a long trek across the country, Linda Ohama’s Cloth Letter exhibition has finally arrived in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
When it comes to learning more about Japan and, in particular, our JC [Japanese Canadian] connection to it, it is sometimes more from a “gaijin” outsider’s point of view that we gain the deepest insight.